Laurent Schoenaers

Information consultant and Office 365 enthousiast

Month: August 2017

Change the Office 365 language for synced users

In Office 365, every user can change their preferred language through the Office 365 settings.

Except when you are a synced user.

For synced users (your on-premise AD account is synced to Office 365), the language set in the on-premise AD will be used in Office 365 as well. With no way to change the language in Office 365.

Even if you would want to force it with PowerShell, you would get an exception.

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Sharegate bulk incremental update

In Sharegate, having the full license (!), it is possible to run PowerShell scripts. In this script we could read a CSV-file to bulk migrate document libraries, lists or sites.

This can speed up the migration time, since you would only need to specify the objects once in a simple CSV-file instead of manually going through every object one by one, which is very time consuming.

In this example, we will perform a bulk incremental update (only copy the item if it is newer in the source than the corresponding item at the destination) of some document libraries from an on premise environment to different Site Collections in SharePoint Online.

The reports can be found in Sharegate as well, through the “Migration reports” button in the Ribbon.

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Windows 10 Creators Update: Slow wireless connection

An upgrade to Windows 10 Creator made my wifi-connection very slow. From 60mbps to barely 50kbps, but on my phone I still experienced the maximum speed.

For me the solution was to disable “Receive Segment Coalescing” (RSC), described by Steven Van de Craen:
http://www.sharepointblogs.be/blogs/vandest/archive/2017/05/08/windows-10-creators-update-slow-wireless-connection.aspx

Steps:

  • Run an elevated PowerShell prompt
  • Get-NetAdapterRsc to show the status per adapter
  • Disable-NetAdapterRsc –Name “your_wifi_adapter_name” to disable